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Definition of Delinquent


  1. Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.
  2. One who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit.

Delinquent Quotations

One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.
Philip Wylie

The martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth.
Frank Sinatra

I was, without exaggeration, a delinquent teenager.
Clara Hughes

In reality the world is as full of bad mothers as it is of bad fathers, and it is not the motherless children who become delinquent but the fatherless ones.
Louis de Bernieres

My second grade teacher told me I would never graduate high school. That I was going to be a juvenile delinquent.
Miles Teller
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Delinquent Translations

delinquent in Swedish is brottslighet

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